Skip to comments.Annan not worthy (sic) saving
Posted on 01/04/2005 10:04:24 PM PST by kattracks
Save the whales? Absolutely. Save the snail darter? Well, OK. Save Kofi Annan's sorry hide? Why bother!
Ah, but that appears to be the latest cause for a group of American buttinskis, who have taken it as their personal mission to salvage what's left of the reputation of the United Nation's secretary general and the increasingly irrelevant organization he has been leading.
The New York Times yesterday revealed a ``secret'' meeting last month called by former Clinton administration ambassador to the U.N., Richard Holbrooke, who since the end of the Kerry campaign must have much too much time on his hands.
Holbrooke did share one indisputable bit of logic with the Times in explaining the role of those who met with Annan:
``The U.N. cannot succeed if it is in open dispute and constant friction with its founding nation, its host nation and its largest contributor nation. The U.N. without the U.S. behind it is a failed institution.''
How true. And among the first to agree would likely be Sen. Norman Coleman (R-Minn.), chairman of the subcommittee investigating the scandal-ridden U.N. oil-for-food program, who has already called for Annan to resign.
Ah, but not Holbrooke and the rest of the Annan fan club. No, they think a new chief of staff, a sit-down with Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice and a public relations make-over will do the trick.
Well, it won't erase the corruption that plagued the oil-for-food effort on Annan's watch. It won't make anyone forget the fact that U.N. ``peacekeepers'' raped women and girls while on duty in the Congo. And it won't make up for the fact that current election monitoring efforts proposed for Iraq are pathetic.
With that kind of record Annan ought to be out the door now. Some endangered species deserve their fate.
I agree. Coughie is a corrupt, biased, terrorist loving tin god. He never should have been in that position at all.
Ready for a barf alert? O'Reilly is pushing for Bill Clinton to have Coughie's job. MG
Now is the time for Bush to float the idea of a new League of Free Nations to replace the failed U.N.
You'd think a newspaper that the NYTimes paid a BILLION dollars for a few years ago would have Kofi figured out before now and editorially demanded his head. But Nooooooooo. They wait until American anti-UN public outcry is at an all-time high AND the UN's girly-man Jan makes an extremely offensive gaffe about us being stingy. Now, suddenly, the GLOB is jumping in front like it has an ounce of moral leadership. Posers just like their local boy JFnK.
Kofi Annan should be fired and Richard Holbrook should be treated as the traitor he is.
A secret meeting??
And who all attended?
Bill Clinton will never be SG of the United Nations despite some stupid internet theories. An American cannot be the SG of the UN under the charter.
Ready for a barf alert? O'Reilly is pushing for Bill Clinton to have Coughie's job" O'Reilly was making a joke.
correction: Boston Herald, not the NYT's MASSive GLOB...thanks for the post, Kattracks
I say leave Coffee in....i have no desire to see the UN bailed out by putting someone competent in his place.
I vote that we keep Kofi. Let the UN, shall we say, "whither on the vine."
Kofi should be canned.
"Now is the time for Bush to float the idea of a new League of Free Nations to replace the failed U.N."
I agree with you, totally.